GUIDELINES FOR IMPROVED RAPID TRANSIT TUNNELING SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. VOLUME II. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Two of the major objectives of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration Tunneling Program are to lower subway construction costs and reduce construction hazards and damage to the environment. This study consists of a two-volume report and aims to develop guidelines for improved rapid transit tunneling safety and environmental impact, that is, this effort is directed toward underground construction applicable to modern transit subway systems in urban areas. Investigation of subway construction jobs shows that at least two principles underlie treatment of environmental problems. First, planning and design should consider both short-term and permanent damage to environment, and second, a need for better communication of contractor's planned activities and public concerns so that disruptions can be minimized. Guidelines were developed along these principles and are grouped into the following categories: general, community relations, and specific environmental control techniques.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB-271 047.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mathews (AA) Incorporated

    11900 Parklawn Drive
    Rockville, MD  USA  20852

    Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, Incorporated

    Cambridge, MA  USA 

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lemer, A C
    • Cheng, C Y
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 138 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167064
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-77-2-IIFinal Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-802-2
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1981 12:00AM